Darryl J Kimball is a commercially rated helicopter pilot with over 1600 hours in turbine powered helicopters. The bulk of his flight time was in the MD500 series helicopter. He also has experience flying the Bell 407 helicopter.
Originally from the small town of Oktaha Oklahoma, Darryl spent a little more than five years assigned to the San Diego Sheriff's Aerial Support Unit, (ASTREA) as both a tactical flight officer and a pilot. He promoted out of the unit in July of 2010 and is currently assigned to patrol in San Diego's North County.
Darryl maintains a blog about flying police helicopters at, www.policehelicopterpilot.com He has posted several articles on the site devoted to teaching others how to become a police helicopter pilot. It is possibly the best information available anywhere on the topic.